Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) is any type of concentrated milk product that contains 40–90% milk protein.
- Used in nutritional beverages, nutritional and dietary products, aged care products, infant formulas, protein bars, yogurts, recombined cheeses, cultured products, frozen desserts, bakery and confection applications.
- MPC can be financially advantageous to producers of milk for cheese production, as its addition increases the protein level of the product achieving greater cheese yield for less capital investment.
- “MPC contains micellar casein, whey proteins, and bioactive proteins in the same ratio found in milk. As the protein content of MPC increases, the lactose levels decrease. This high-protein low-lactose ratio makes MPC an excellent ingredient for protein-fortified beverages and foods and low-carbohydrate foods.”
- MPC can make products more heat stable, and it can provide solubility and dispersibility when used
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_protein_concentrate